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Gaudiya Festival Dates
2017 to 2018 — Sri Gaurabda 532

Location of calculations for Ekadashi times: Salt Lake City
Location of calculations for all other events: West Bengal, India.
See also: calculations for Ekadashi times at other locations.

Please note that this calendar has been prepared according to the directive of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj that Ekadashis and their associated paran times should be calculated according to locality but all other events in the Vaishnava calendar should be observed around the world on the same date that they are observed in India.

This version containg only Ekadashis and other fasting days only along with their parans. Complete calendar is also available.

March 2017

Vishnu

13 (Mon) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:53 and 9:48 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 532 Gaurabda.

23 (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Papa Vimochani Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

24 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:32–11:33 (in Salt Lake City).

April 2017

5 (Wed) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

6 (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Kamada Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

7 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:08–11:22 (in Salt Lake City).

22 (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

23 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:43–11:11 (in Salt Lake City).

May 2017

6 (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Mohini Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

7 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:24–10:56 (in Salt Lake City).

9 (Tue) Gaura Chaturdashi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

10 (Wed) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:03 and 9:23 a.m. Sri Krishna's Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

21 (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Apara Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

22 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:09–10:58 (in Salt Lake City).

June 2017

5 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Fasting on Paksha-vardhini Mahadvadashi (in Salt Lake City).

6 (Tue) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran 6:00–10:57 (in Salt Lake City).

20 (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Trisprisha Mahadvadashi (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

21 (Wed) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 5:59–10:58 (in Salt Lake City).

July 2017

4 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Shayan Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

5 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:04–11:02 (in Salt Lake City).

19 (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Kamika Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

20 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:15–11:07 (in Salt Lake City).

August 2017

3 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Fasting on Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi (in Salt Lake City). Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda and start of the one month festival of Sri Hari Smaran at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

4 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:29–7:19 (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

7 (Mon) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

15 (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

16 (Wed) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:16 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

17 (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Annada Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

18 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:42–11:14 (in Salt Lake City).

29 (Tue) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

September 2017

1 (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Parshva Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

2 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:57–11:16 (in Salt Lake City).

16 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting for Indira Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

17 (Sun) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 7:12–11:18 (in Salt Lake City).

October 2017

1 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Papankusha Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

2 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:27–11:19 (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

15 (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Rama Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

16 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:43–11:22 (in Salt Lake City). Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

30 (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Utthan Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

31 (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 9:30–11:26 (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

November 2017

Keshava

13 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Utpanna Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

14 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:44–10:33 (in Salt Lake City).

29 (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Mokshada Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

30 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:37–10:42 (in Salt Lake City).

December 2017

13 (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Saphala Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

14 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:51–10:51 (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

29 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Fasting for Putrada Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City). Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

30 (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran 8:00–10:59 (in Salt Lake City).

January 2018

12 (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Shat-tila Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

13 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:59–11:03 (in Salt Lake City). Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

27 (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Bhaimi Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya .

28 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:51–11:04 (in Salt Lake City) after worshipping Lord Varahadev. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

February 2018

11 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting on Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi (in Salt Lake City). Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

12 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:35–8:14 (in Salt Lake City).

14 (Wed) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sri Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

15 (Thu) Amavasya. Paran between 6:15 and 9:59 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

25 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Amalaki Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City). Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

26 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:54–10:52 (in Salt Lake City). Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

March 2018

2 (Fri) Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan. End of year 532 Gaurabda.

Vishnu

3 (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 6:03 and 9:54 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 533 Gaurabda.

12 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Papa Vimochani Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

13 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 8:23–11:42 (in Salt Lake City).

25 (Sun) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

27 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Kamada Ekadashi (in Salt Lake City).

28 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:25–10:44 (in Salt Lake City). Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Please note that Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's calendar for 2018‒2019 will be released just prior to Gaura Purnima 2018.

Calendars for 2017–2018 are available for Almaty, Barcelona, Barnaul, Bogotá, Buffalo, Budapest, Caracas, Chelyabinsk, Chiang Mai, Delhi, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ekaterinburg, Guadalajara, Habarovsk, Haifa, Hanty-Mansiysk, Harkov, Herson, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Kazan, Kiev, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Nabadwip, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Lugansk, Lvov, Maalot-Tarshiha, Manila, Mérida, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minsk, Morelia, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Port Luis, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Riga, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salt Lake City, Samara, San Luis Potosí, São Paulo, Sevastopol, Shenzhen, Simferopol, Smolensk, Sochi, Soquel, Sukhum, Tijuana, Timmins, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Ufa, Uki, Vancouver, Velikiy Novgorod, Veracruz, Vinnitsa, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yaroslavl and Yoshkar-Ola.

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